Collection

Pensioners' Incomes Series statistics

Annual statistics about pensioners’ incomes

This collection contains estimates of the levels, sources and distribution of pensioners’ incomes.

Find future pensioners’ incomes publication dates in our statistics release calendar and more about our statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

Email pensioners-incomes@dwp.gov.uk with feedback and queries.

Data on Stat-Xplore

UK-level Pensioners’ Incomes (PI) Series data is available from 1994/95 to 2018/19 on the Stat-Xplore online tool. You can use Stat-Xplore to create your own PI analysis. The PI information is available at family (benefit unit) level.

Note that regional and ethnicity analysis are not available on Stat-Xplore because multiple-year averages cannot currently be produced. This information is available in the PI data tables.

Read the user guide to PI data on Stat-Xplore.

We are seeking feedback from users on this development release of PI data on Stat-Xplore – email pensioners-incomes@dwp.gov.uk with your comments.

Latest release

Background information and guidance

Access the underlying data used to produce the statistics through the UK data archive. Read guidance on accessing sensitive versions of the data.

Read a guide to sources of data on earnings and income as well as further information on income and earning statistics, both published by the Office for National Statistics.

  1. Changes to DWP households’ and pensioners’ incomes statistics 2015/16: statistical notice
  2. Pensioners’ Incomes Series 2012/13 and 2013/14: Revisions
  3. DWP Family and Household Income Statistics – adjusting for inflation: statistical notice
  4. Changes to DWP Family and Household Income Statistics 2014/15: statistical notice
  5. Households below average income and Pensioners' incomes series: revisions to 2008/09 and 2009/10 results
  6. Accessing datasets: access arrangements for sensitive versions of DWP data
  7. Confirmation of National Statistics accreditation
  8. Evolution of pensioners’ income from defined benefit schemes
  9. Pensioners’ incomes series user consultation
  10. Assessment of compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics: statistics on household resources

Previous releases

Find archived pensioners’ income statistics on The National Archives website.

  1. Pensioners’ Incomes Series: financial year 2017 to 2018
  2. Pensioners' incomes series: financial year 2016/17
  3. Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2015/16
  4. Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2014/15
  5. Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2013/14
  6. Pensioners' incomes series: financial year 2012/13
  7. Pensioners' incomes series: financial year 2011/12
  8. Pensioners' incomes series: financial year 2010/11
  9. Pensioners’' Incomes Series 2009/10
Published 11 July 2013
Last updated 26 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to 'Pensioners' incomes series: financial year 2018 to 2019'.

  2. Note added about Pensioners’ Incomes Series data on the Stat-Xplore online tool.

  3. Added a link to 'Pensioners' incomes series: financial year 2016 to 2017'.

  4. Added 'Pensioners' incomes series: financial year 2016/17'.

  5. Added 'Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2015/16'.

  6. Published a statistical notice about a change in methodology for the PI report, to take effect for the 2015/16 publication.

  7. Added 'Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2014/15'.

  8. Published revision note for Pensioners’ Incomes Series publications for the years 2012/13 and 2013/14.

  9. Published 'Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2013/14'.

  10. Published Pensioners' Income Series statistics for 2012 to 2013.

  11. Published next release date for these statistics (1 July 2014).

  12. First published.